Jade Goody fans shocked at how Indian 'Big Brother' told her of cancer diagnosis on TV: 'I had no idea the conversation was being filmed'
The shocking revelation was made in the documentary 'Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain' almost 10 years after her death and has left her fans outraged
A new documentary on the late British reality TV star Jade Goody has revealed that the video of the moment she found out she had terminal cancer was aired without her consent.
The shocking revelation was made in the documentary 'Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain' almost 10 years after her death and has left her fans outraged.
Goody found out that she had cervical cancer while she was taking part in the Indian version of 'Big Brother' titled 'Bigg Boss'.
She was invited on the Indian reality TV show to offer her a chance to redeem herself after she was infamously accused of racial bullying toward Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty on the sets of 'Celebrity Big Brother 5' in 2007.
Goody traveled to India to participate in the show in 2008. However, she forced to abandon the show and fly back to her homeland after receiving the devastating news that she had cervical cancer.
It had been her second day in the house where participants are not allowed any form of communication with the outside world. However, the producers of the show made an exception and allowed her to take a call from her doctor in London.
The heartbreaking moment when Goody was informed of the diagnosis was then broadcasted on the show—something she did not consent to. "I had no idea that that conversation was being filmed... It was not right," Goody is heard saying in the documentary, Daily Mail reported.
She added that the thought of being the last one to learn about her own diagnosis made her feel "lonely".
Since the only people around her in the aftermath of that earth-shattering call were her housemates, she shared the devastating news with them. This way, yet another vulnerable moment of her life ended up being broadcast to the world.
Although the show aired more than a decade ago, the insensitivity on the producers' part drew anger from her fans 10 years after her death. "I can't believe they actually aired the moment when she was told she had cancer #JadeGoody," one Twitter user wrote. Another commented, "Imagine being told on TV that you have cancer for the whole world to see... million miles away from your friends and family on your own with strangers."
Goody got married to her boyfriend, Jack Tweed, a month before she died on Mother's Day in 2009. "She was in excruciating pain, she was dancing, and she stayed dancing because it was her wedding day and that's what you do," Goody's personal trainer and close confidante, Kevin Adams, had said at the time.